Cambridge Club Festival 2024 headliners announced
A stellar lineup for next summer’s event has been announced, featuring Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire Experience by Al Mackay, Sister Sledge, Soul II Soul and more.
The Cambridge Club, proudly supported by Star Radio, returns to the magical Childerley Orchard from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June for another three-day festival of Music, Arts & Culture.
The event also features a dance music stage with top DJs, family entertainment, comedy and live podcasts in the unique Orchard area, as well as street food and dining experiences.
A host of internationally-renowned icons will step out onto the main stage next June, including Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire Experience by Al McKay, Gabrielle, Incognito, Melanie C, Sister Sledge, Soul II Soul, The Family Stone and more for a fun-filled weekend of dance, disco and discovery.
Chaka Khan will illuminate the Main Stage on Sunday with her iconic voice and signature style that has left an unforgettable influence on generations worldwide. As a 10-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar, she has helped to define music genres of pop, soul, jazz, and R&B with timeless hits like I’m Every Woman, Ain’t Nobody, and I Feel for You. Celebrating 50 years in the music industry, Chaka Khan earned the esteemed honour of being one of the latest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
Earth Wind & Fire Experience by Al McKay
One of the most influential disco, R&B, and Soul groups of all time, Earth Wind & Fire Experience by Al McKay will step out onto the stage on Saturday for what promises to be a funk-fuelled odyssey that reincarnates the spirit of the original band and takes everyone to a Boogie Wonderland. Earth Wind and Fire Experience is led by the legendary Al McKay, the guitarist and songwriter from the original band.
MOBO-winning singer Gabrielle makes a triumphant return to The Cambridge Club for a singalong of timeless British R&B / Soul classic hits including Dreams, Out of Reach, and Rise.
Another MOBO winner, the leading 80s party starters, Incognito will carry the revellers on a positive wave of jazz, funk and soul with hits such as Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing and Everyday.
Soul II Soul
Further acts on the Main Stage line-up include legends of disco, pop, funk and soul: Sister Sledge who will set the stage alight with their contagious joy and hits such as He’s the Greatest Dancer, We are Family and Lost in Music. Double Grammy Award-winning and five-time Brit Award-nominated pioneers Soul II Soul are sure to get everyone up dancing with their classics Back to Life and Keep on Movin’.
Straight out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame come psychedelic-funk legends, The Family Stone, originally led by Sly Stone, whose pioneering dancefloor sound yielded a string of hits. They will bring the ‘groove’ factor with fan favourites such as Family Affair, Everyday People and Dance to the Music.
Pop icon, force of nature and former Spice Girl Melanie C will also perform what’s sure to be an unforgettable show. As a solo artist, Melanie has achieved over three million album sales, two Number 1 singles, and six Top 10 singles, including the iconic hits I Turn To You and Never be the Same Again featuring the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez.
More about the Cambridge Club Festival
The Cambridge Club has established itself as one of the most loved festivals in the UK. Founded on a passion for feel-good tunes and dancing, the weekend event brings together friends and family of all ages to share in a celebration of music, arts and culture.
Music is only one element of The Cambridge Club’s immersive offering. Next year, festivalgoers will be able to enjoy an enhanced food experience at Food for Thought – the dedicated dining area that was a hugely popular addition in 2023. This includes a variety of live, interactive experiences centred on food and dining, and a feast of delicious cuisines from a range of top-nosh international food traders.
Following the successful expansion of its camping facilities, The Cambridge Club will continue to offer a truly 5-star luxury glamping experience located right next to stunning flower meadows, pre-pitched and bring-your-tent, and space for campervans. There will be enhanced parking on-site, and the beautiful apple orchard (centrepiece of the site) will be at full capacity – providing more space for a huge variety of incredible acts and on-site entertainment. The new and enlarged orchard will house three stages: Discovery Den, Imagination Station and Auditorium of Intrigue.
The Discovery Den will be a dance music hub between the trees, with leading DJs spinning from day into night – including kingpin of the 80’s club scene DJ Fat Tony; Mister Good Times, Norman Jay MBE; plus DJ Paulette, Melon Bomb, Little Gay Brother, Siggy Smalls, Sophie Lloyd, WAZE, and more.
Other areas include the campers-exclusive After Dark stage which will host the Party-Time Continuum – a blend of bangers and anthems until the early hours. The Imagination Station – the festival’s expanded family entertainment and children’s activities area will bring some of the best family entertainers in the country to Childerley. There will also be a range of fairground rides for the whole family to take a spin on.
The Auditorium of Intrigue will host a hilarious line-up of some of the country’s top comedy stars and thought-provoking discussion panels, also centred in the apple orchard. Previous acts have included Ed Byrne, Marcus Brigstocke, Andrew Maxwell, and Emmanuel Sonubi.
In 2024, the ticketed areas will include:
The Clubhouse, an on-site hospitality area, which offers a five-star festival experience – with complimentary food and drink, fast-track entry, luxury toilets, and more. Here, revellers can indulge in a menu of gourmet cuisine and delicious drinks; relax in high-quality décor; and enjoy a private outdoor space, complete with a stage view.
The Paddock, an exclusive, private area in prime position on the festival site with views of the main stage – designed to help festivalgoers unwind, relax and enjoy a memorable experience.
Standard tickets, general access to the festival site, including the Main Arena and The Orchard.
To make sure that the festival remains affordable in the current economic climate, The Cambridge Club has kept general ticket prices comparable with 2023's edition. With Earlybirds now sold out, adult first release three-day Weekend tickets start from £167.50, and Day tickets from £52.50. Discounts available for under 18s. Prices excluding booking fees.
The Festival’s MD William Young said: “We’re incredibly excited to be back with an amazing lineup for 2024, just a few months after sharing our best-ever festival together. Chaka Khan and Earth, Wind & Fire have always been right at the top of our all-time wish list, so we’re so thrilled to have them perform.
“Plus, we’ve been able to keep general ticket prices steady – which we know is especially important to people at the moment. With another huge headliner to announce in the coming weeks too, we’re already looking forward to another wonderful weekend in June next year!”
With such massive musical legends and an incredible array of cultural experiences, all located in its stunning setting – The Cambridge Club festival 2024 is set to be an unmissable event. Stay tuned for further announcements about further headliners and areas in the coming weeks and months.
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